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it personally, and as a matter of policy and law. embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for lgbt americans and all americans. to deny the opportunity to any of our daughters and sons, solely on the basis of who they are, and who they love is to deny them the chance to live up to their own god-given potential. >> one of the things that she said in this video that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights, which is an echo of her famous declaration at the international women's conference in beijing back in '95. where she really stirred the fires in international diplomacy as first lady by declaring women's rights human rights. >> and that was controversial back then. that was seen as a sort of revolutionary statement, the state department was nervous that she said that. they didn't really want that to happen. i think we will be looking back ten, 20 years on the notion that gay rights are human rights and think, well, duh, the same way we think about women's rights now. >> a real generational change certainly in the republican party as we w
duck for two months over the summer was that under the campaign finance laws, he couldn't use money that he'd already raised until after he received the nomination for president in august. i believe that our primary process is way too long. i think our calendar needs to be looked at. i think our debate calendar needs to be shrunk. i think we had way too many debates with candidates slicing and dicing each other, and i think they had to wait too long to get to the convention. i'm calling for a convention in june or july. we're going to set up a commission that's going to make that decision. i'm going to be a part of that. i'm going to chair that commission. ut no more august conventions. scommoip we're taking republican thoughts on those changes that reince priebus was talking about. give us a call. the phone numbers, we'll put up for you. we're doing our lines regionally for republicans just in this first segment of the "washington journal" tosmede a few other stories that are out there -- obama to pick tom perez for labor. that's the headline of the politico story this morning. pre
, it was a law professor and a community organizer. and i think he was probably a liberal from the jump. and ted cruise comes out of a different political atmosphere. texas is very different from chicago he has the experience and the background of a guy who made it from scratch in the state of texas, which is -- you know low tax opportunity state. and you see the effect it's had on these two men, not that they wouldn't have those convictions anyway you can see it. >> bill: the nation is going to have to decide i think in the next four years what kind of country they want. because this is not going to be able to compromised. it's too big. brit hume, everybody, living large down there in miami. if you need any help, brit, call us tonight and we will help you out. directly ahead, a grizzly murder in colorado. will the woman beat the rap? there she is. big beef tonight. those reports after these messages. what's droid-smart ? with google now, it automatically knows when you need to leave for the airport, how much traffic there is, and can have your boarding pass ready. the droid razr maxx hd by moto
. with today's announcement, this stop is now protected by law. so generations of americans can remember those struggles and those sacrifices. we need to remember the past so we can address the problems of the president. a program is put in place to help the legacy of slavery. this comes week after the law designated to protect minority rights in some places with an ugly history. today we also learned that a democratic governor in arkansas had to veto republican voter i.d. bill to become a state law. these are serious cases and serious issues. issues born from our past. the great southern writer willi william faulkner wrote he, the past is not dead. it's not even past. we must not forget the struggles that continue today. and we must muster courage, imagine the courage it took for tubman to keep going back in the south, possibly being captured or killed. we don't need that much courage, just some of that courage. we'll face the deals that are trying to be cut to turn the clock back on progress in america. we all need to have a little tubman in us. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardbal
mean, because of this difficulty of getting these federal laws, some states have already started passing their own. colorado's governor signed the law there yesterday. we saw the very sweeping law in new york, although already they've had to back off a little bit on magazines because the problem is they didn't actually manufacture the kind of magazines they were talking about. having said that, rana, could this be where this debate is shifting? joe biden's somewhat optimistic belief notwithstanding. >> i think so. i think new york is going to get attention no matter what because of mayor bloomberg being involved in this issue. again, i hope he continues strongly down this path because i think he has the power to sort of look across both sides of the aisle and really bring some unity here. i think it's interesting that some of these western states are actually moving ahead and passing laws. i think that goes to the point that we have this idea that, you know, particularly in the west and in the south that gun control has always been a big libertarian issue, that we have this very
gun law reforms. mayor bloomberg told nbc's david gregory on "meet the press" that lawmakers are going to spern the public at their peril. >> if 90% of the public want something and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> later in the same program, mr. common sense, himself, the nra's wayne lapierre dismissed the mayor's campaign as a mere vanity project. >> he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public. they don't want him in their restaurants, they don't want him in their homes, don't want him telling them what food to eat. they shiure don't want him tellg them what defense firearms to own. he can't buy america. >> right. of course, the nra never tries to use its financial resources to influence opinions. wayne lapierre seems to forget mayor bloomberg doesn't need to buy public opinion on this issue because the majority of americans agree with him. between 85% and 91% of americans support universal background checks in recent polls. that includes 85% of gun owners. so mor
guns. and jim johnson is the balmer county police chief and the chair of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. chief, i want you to start with this question. what is at stake for law enforcement officials than having say, the background check? >> certainly the safety of americans is at stake here. certainly we know there are 30,000 people a year killed by firearms violence and a background check. nearly 6.6 million firearms each year are transferred without a background check. nearly 40% of all these firearms that go back and forth. police officers are killed each and every year by individuals who got their firearms outside of licensed firearms dealers. >> okay. let me go to mark. your group and mayor bloomberg are running a new ad in 13 states hoping to put the same kind of pressure on congress from your point of view, gun safety, that the nra does from the other side. those states happen to be the homes of key senators, especially democrats in red states who are crucial to getting background checks through. let's watch your ad. >> for me, guns are for hun
of campaign-style rallies, calling for tougher gun laws and new york mayor michael bloomberg has announced a $12 million ad campaign challenging senators in 13 states to support new gun control laws. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. commonsense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> americans want gun reform but the right wing doesn't get it. they are still using their own play book. believe it or not, the nra is placing automated phone calls to people in newtown, connecticut, the town that is wa shatts shat in sandy hook, elementary, leik this one recorded. >> despite an outcry of public opposition, antigun legislators are aggressively pursing numerous proposals that are designed to disarm and punish law-e law-abiding sportsmen. >> far too many public leaders fall in line with the nra and echo the gun lobby's talking points. >> do you want to get something done? then don't scare people. let's not make it so impractical. >> you're scaring people that black helicopters and if we register guns are going to confiscate american'
ground in the years to come that real money can be put behind a gun law reform message, and it can be a winning message. the fact of the matter is, i watchedway lapierre call mayor bloomberg nutty this morning. well, wayne lapierre is about as nutty as a bag of trail mix when it comes down to issues like this. the end of the day, you're having this kind of gun violence, it happened on a day after day basis, americans want real change. they want universal background checks. you know, they do want, you know, limits on high capacity magazines. they do want a ban on assault weapons that can fire multiple, multiple rounds without reload. they do want those things. you won't see it in this legislation, but what mayor bloomberg and other mayors around the nation are doing will be a kick in the right direction. >> a lot of opposition from republicans and a number of democrats as well against the assault weapons ban specifically mayor bloomberg on "meet the press" earlier. pretty much saying that it probably won't pass. take ap listen. >> we are going to have a vote for sure on assault weap
court is hearing arguments over critical case that could influence voting laws across the country. they're considering an arizona law that tries to keep undocumented immigrants from voting. the voter-approved proposition 200 requires all state residents that they show proof of u.s. citizenship before registering to vote. a federal appeals court blocked that provision saying it violated federal voting laws. four other states, alabama, georgia, kansas and tennessee have similar voter registration requirements. and another 12 states are considering such legislation. i'm joined by congressman raul grathala, a congressman from arizona. lawyers from arizona are asking to reinstate that 2004 law requiring residents to show one of the following, a driver's license issued after 1996. a birth certificate or a passport. now, supporters are saying that current law isn't strong enough, only require aring one to promise basically under oath that they are a u.s. citizen. what's your thought about this? >> well, you know, and all this after i think after associated press found numerous investigations i
. the released 12 bosch -- 12 high-risk level 1 offenders. to thetom line gets back rule of law. i do not know about you, but here in raleigh, when you pull local wal-mart and see a police officer's car in their in front it is usually a shoplifter. that shoplifter gets handcuffed. taken down. if they makew, bail they are released on bail, and then they appear for their court date. well, a lot of people make points about the low-level offenders of the illegal immigrants, but the bottom line is once they crossed the border, they have crossed a sovereign line of the united states willingly. unless they were kidnapped from mexico or whatever other country they're coming from. therefore, they break the law straight off the bat. i would a foreign them -- afford them the human rights dignities of not being treated bill, but at the same time, they break the law. reated ill. t holding everyone to the letter of the law, but that all of a sudden we make somewhat of a lighter standard for folks who were not even a sovereign citizens, i find it ironic. that is where we're supposed to be going if we are pro
, matt cartwright who spent his career in scranton, pennsylvania, working in the family law firm. the pennsylvania democrat was bitten by the political bug after a republican driven redistricting effort created a brand-new district for long-time congressman and fellow drm tim holden. running to the left of holden cartwright campaigned on the environment, corporate tax reform and openly embraced the president's health care reform. something his democratic rival voted against. cartwright won the democratic primary by double digits and went on to easily beat his republican challenger. joining me, congressman matt cartwright. also joining with us fellow freshman who we met a few weeks ago. we save the biography a little bit. indiana republican congressman luke messer, president of the republican freshman class. congressman cartwright, you are one of four presidents, i need to get that clear, right? have you guys decided how you serve? >> that's -- we have. the first year is going to be split. we have co-presidents the first year between me and a terrific congressman from san antonio,
mother-in-law, forever -- former first lady abigail adams. tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span and c-span3. speeches from the weekend meeting of the conservative political action conference. the head of the advocacy group citizens united talked-about car brous's latest efforts to influence republican primaries leading up to the 2014 primary elections. about 15 minutes. >>>> two years ago the president told a lie about the supreme court decision called citizens united. the case struck a huge blow. the president of citizens united is up next. he has proposed document series since 2004. please welcome david bossie. [applause] i'm president of citizens united. it has been a big year, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. it is great to be back here as we come together for our 40th time. citizens united is doing it again this year, where we get a chance to show off some of the groundbreaking conservative films available today. conservatives need to think of new and innovative ways to develop and deliver our message to a broad our audience. one of those ways is through film. fellow conservatives
for discrimination in this country, there is no room for discrimination in the law of the land. >> there is such optimism, will cain, among gay rights advocates that the u.s. supreme court will rule in their favor. are they right to be so optimistic, though? >> there are two separate cases. there is the one dealing with the defense of marriage act at the federal level and then the one dealing with proposition 8 in california. i do think all those people you show waiting out front assuming they're supporters of same-sex marriage can be optimistic about the defense of marriage act being struck down. but i don't think they should carry as much enthusiasm for the supreme court to yknock down prp 8. i think they will look for a narrow decision that affects possibility just the state of california and they will do that because they want to see the political process play out. they have seen through history with examples like roe v. wade that it's better for democracy to sort these things out than to come from the court. that's just a political analysis and prediction. >> and i hear yo
, the nra knows know bounds in its battle to make sure nothing is done to reform the nation's gun laws, including making robo calls to the residents of newtown, connecticut, urging them to oppose gun safety legislation. joining me now are james carville, democratic strategist, political consultant, and author of, "it's the middle class, stupid!" and howard dean, former vermont governor and former dnc chairman. james, i want to go to you first, sequestered as you are down there in a red state. how hard is it going to be for red state democrats to come out in support of any type of gun safety laws? >> it's going to be very hard, and the reason it's going to be very hard is the nra will do what they always do. they're going to send out letters lying about what happened. they're going to say they were against the second amendment, they want to take your guns away. they'll say everything else but that. but they'll send the letters two days, three days before the election and scare the with its out of everybody. and a lot of these politicians know that. and there's a lot of fear of that. and
there? >> no, nothing at all. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> i love it was because of a law, an amendment to the state constitution that they passed in louisiana last year that said that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction must require these highest standard of review by a court. so applying that to whether or not any kind of convicted felon -- anybody convicted of anything that is considered a violent crime is banned from owning a gun. no, that doesn't call within the highest standard of review. >> stephanie: it is amazing. a lot of people have talked about this, rude. when you look at the polling and the vast amount of majority of the americans and what we can get done, it shows you how out-of-step this congress is. >> especially that we're even arguing about the -- at least the expansion of background checks. something that 91% i think of americans support. maybe even more than that. and a vast majority of nra members. >> stephanie: just above unicorns with fart glitter and yet we can't get it done. it is disgusting. >> some of the a
believe that the laws are in place to further our society -- >> bill: woe. woe. woe. it's not illegal to be gay. >> caller: it's not illegal to be gay, but the laws are in place to have one man, one woman, and because we have got one man, one woman, our population will continue to thrive -- >> bill: but adale, i don't think you have thought this through my friend. we used to have laws that said black people couldn't drink from the same water fountain too, right? and we changed that law. we have changed a lot of laws that we found out that those laws were wrong. we're talking about in a civil ceremony that people can get married. what harm would it be if one of your gay relatives got married to a person of the same sex. >> caller: it would not because any harm to me. if they decide to do what they decide to do that is on them. what i'm saying i don't believe there should be laws in place -- >> bill: why should there be laws which prohibit some americans from having the same rights that you do? >> caller: because first it's -- it's -- i don't think it's a civi
hours later when law enforcement made entry into the room that's when they discovered the suspect and the other victims. bill: my assumption is that they heard a gunshot that's when they decided to move. would that be act watt -- accurate. >> i don't believe at that is what happened but i wasn't there so i can't say exactly. bill: will there be another briefing today on the base? >> if more information becomes available we can release we will push it out. if that requires a press conference, then obviously we'll do that. bill: sergeant, we'll be in contact with you. thank you for your time. >> thank you. bill: especially during this most difficult time. our best to you and everybody there. thank you, sergeant. >> thank you, sir. heather: as we mentioned quantico is both a marine base and a home to the fbi's training academy. there is even a mock town on the base for training purposes. it opened back in 1917 and trained thousands of soldiers during world war i. in 1934 the marine corps let the fbi start to use the firing ranges on its base and they have been there ever since. >> no
and there was this grand plan to you know, institute voter i.d. laws and laws that were terrible. so since they couldn't steal the vote then now, they're going to try to earn the vote the right way. second, i think they have to speak to the issues that matter. they have to start sounding like people who are accepting of all americans of all walks of life with different ideals. everybody doesn't have to be cut from the same cloth and doesn't have to be this template model of what a republican should look like. >> given what angela just said, the tea party has really come deereded the party at certain levels or hijacked it. how do they stand up to the tea party without losing a serious purchase on the conservative almost here? conservatives are not identical with the tea parties. how do they make that distinction? >> i'm not sure they can. i think the tea party and the way that they have mobilized themselves scares everyone who is a current member of congress to death. because they're afraid that if they go too far to the center, they're going to be primary. so this is constant threat. by the way, even
. issuing the time regulations or whatever law they need. so they build in the money to bring them more money. that they are handing over the nbc. this is a huge screaming cry, this does benefit the rich. this is a great understand. freddie you know i run a talk show in the basement call "don't bother escaping." i bring in the shuffle, the goggles. >> dana: you work hard. >> greg: i don't get a tax break. >> andrea: but this says you have to have a live studio audience. >> greg: they're only alive for a while. [ laughter ] >> andrea: i was going say the voices in your head. that was better. >> eric: two years ago, g.e., 2010, didn't pay any taxes. they hardly pay -- on a percentage it's insane how little taxes they pay. new york won't make any money on this deal. >> andrea: they might dole out money. dozen ossafetys do this. they pay no taxes, they owe, they owe less than the credit they're getting. they are making money off the back of the taxpayers. they make an energy they like. we like green energy so we'll take it from the taxpayers and give it to the rich. the third point, if i co
. it supports tougher gun laws. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, the group called mayors against illegal guns, launching it. >> for me guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment and i will fight to protect it but with rights come responseabilities. heather: the national rifle association ceo blasting the campaign. why he says at that bloomberg is trying to buy america. is he right? we'll have a fair and balanced debate just ahead. bill: meantime a public memorial for the colorado prisons chief gun gunned down in his own front door. tom clements laid to rest in a private ceremony on sunday. the top suspect in the murder killed during a shootout with texas police. it happened thursday. high-speed chase the investigators say a gun found in the suspect's car does indeed much match the same brand and caliber and bullet in the murder in colorado. colorado and texas this race went. guns tests could be back today. the suspect was a member of white supremacist group. he was on parole and suspect in a murder of a pizza deliveryman eight days ago. heather: wall
gunman, 28-year-old evan ebel, just paroled in january, was a member of 211 crew. law enforcement have yet to publicly confirm the connection. the fear tonight -- the potential for more attacks from other gang members. abc news has learned the colorado state prisons have been put on a modified lockdown, as a security precaution until at least monday. the governor's mansion and state capitol have expanded security, following the murder. prison gangs are prolific across america. the american correctional association reports almost 14% of the prison population are involved in gangs. an estimated 200,000 inmates. investigators believe ebel may be linked to other murders. >> there's physical evidence in that car we want to try to recover and then compare to see whether or not we are on track at the crime scenes in colorado. >> reporter: a law enforcement source says they are not convinced that evan ebel acted alone, they are looking into whether he had an accomplice. a public memorial is scheduled tomorrow for clement. david? >> reena ninan in washington tonight. thank you. >>> in our natio
. chicago leads the nation, doesn't it? caller: yes, it does. i am a law-abiding gun owners. i have raised my kids properly. but i do not want to see my rights taken away. host: thank you. justin, tennessee, good morning. caller: good morning, sir. how you doing? host: good, thank you. caller: we are talking a lot about guns. with video games we are talking a lot about freedom of speech. these things have been sacrosanct for a long time. what you find when we look at these studies is we really need to look at our monetary policy. as peopleppening is begin to lose purchasing power and cannot buy the things that they need -- this is a direct, indirect relationship to what the bankers have accomplished with stealing how much money from our economy at gunpoint? we look at this socioeconomic issue and as it becomes worse, you are looking at a high correlation of rates. the interesting thing is we have to stop and frisk. mayor bloomberg, of course. we look throughout the world and we see all these places where people are fighting for their rights. we actually have a constitution that has histori
's proposition 8, the law that voters passed in 2008 banning same-sex marriage in california. and on wednesday the court will hear a separate case challenging the defense of marriage act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. signed into law in 1996 by president clinton who now supports the overturning of that law. at least one of the nine on the court has a personal connection to this issue, chief justice john roberts has a cousin from san francisco who is a lesbian and reportedly wants to marry her partner. she will be in the room as roberts guest during the prop 8 arguments. so will cc cnn senior analyst jeffrey toobin who will prep us on that, the author of "the oath." jeff, thanks for being here on "the lead." you're the lead on "the lead." there are a lot of legal issues and torts. but for you this comes down to one question. >> both cases, same question -- can the government, in giving out benefits, whether it's taxes, whether it's marriage, whether it's child custody, say gay people get one set of benefits and straight people get another? can gay people get less? tho
, pushing senators to make background checks on all gun sales the law. national rifle association boss wayne law peer is hitting back hard, pointing out the mayor's recent failed plan to limit sugary sodas in his own city. >> they don't want him telling what food to eat. surely they don't want him telling them what firearms to buy. >> but the assaults on the gun lobby are coming from many fronts. in newtown, connecticut, where the school massacre took place, some families are complaining they received nra robocalls like this one posted on the huffington post web site. >> your state senator will play a key role in determining whether the connecticut general assembly will pass legislation restricting your gun rights. >> and president obama is weighing in, too, using his weekly radio address to push a ban on assault weapons, a limit on the size of ammunition magazines, and stepped-up background checks. >> they're supported by a majority of the american people, and i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> still, the chief reason we're seeing so much activity right now is t
to this nation after 25 years to write an immigration law that we can live with for generations to come. >> chris: what is the biggest problem? >> there is several problems. we are dealing with border enforcement which is very important on the republican side of the table. we are dealing with the question of the 11 million people paying their taxes, having a path to legalization and then ultimately to citizenship. tough issues but we are coming together and i think we can do it. i have a positive feeling. >> chris: finally, senator corker, you are the top republican on the senate foreign relations committee. this week on friday the pentagon announced they are going to deploy 14 additional missile intercepters to alaska to deal with the potential nuclear threat from north korea. what do you think of the idea? how serious do you think is the threat from the north korean a a good morning and are we paying a price for the fact that president obama scaled back on missile defense when came into office? >> well, look, i applaud the efforts. i talked to senator kerry and i know we have a group heading of
authorities to raid the home of a law abiding, gun owning citizens and you'll hear directly from the father of this child, they threatened to take this child out of the home. he's not happy and neither is michelle malkin. we'll hear from them and from karl rove on "hannity." ♪ [ slap! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you h heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums you'll forget you h heartburn. license and registration please. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you over today? because i'm a pig driving a convertible? tail light's out.. fix it. digital insurance id cards. just a click away with the geico mobile app. (announcer) scottrade knows our and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because the
it. slightly different arguments on wednesday in the defense of marriage case, the federal law passed 17 years ago that says the federal government won't recognize any same-sex marriages even in the states where it's legal. the federal government says it has to have its own definition of marriage. the opponents say that doesn't make any sense constitutionally, either. >> prop 8, about the right to get married. d.o.m.a. about federal benefits when married. >> exactly. >> interrelated, but not the same issue. >> yes, because even if the supreme court says that prop 8 is struck down, that doesn't require any state to permit same-sex marriage. it will still be up to the states one way or the other. the only question in the doma case is whether the federal government will extend about 1,000 benefits, just like it would to opposite-sex couples, to gay couple who is get married. >> busy week, thank you. >>> the issue of same-sex marriage is among the most contentious facing the country. with both sides claiming they have moral and legal grounds to make their respective arguments. how the deb
and lesbian victory fund, and the constitutional law professor at georgetown university. thank you for joining me. paul, i would like to start with you. "time" magazine had the cover, from gay marriage to obama care, justice anthony kennedy is the decider. i want to show this to you. and read a portion of talking points memorandum officially there was an article posted. it said there have been two decisions in american history expanding rights for gays and lesbians. anthony kennedy wrote the opinion for both. he know where history is going and that he faces the choice between writing the next plessy versus ferguson and the next brown versus board of education. he wants to be on the right side of history. what's your response to that in. >> all of that is quite accurate except maybe where they're guessing about kennedy's mind and the right side of history. but that also sounds right to me. he did rule, he is going to be probably the deciding vote with the other justices evenly split. so which way he throws his weight will be determinative. he did decide in favor of gay rights in two previous ca
marriage. then on wednesday, a challenge to a federal law that denies benefits to couples who are legally married in their home state and that's "the fox report's" top five. on this day in the year 1911 a deadly disaster forever changed the way america treats its workers when a fire broke out in the triangle shirt waist factory in new york city. located on floors of a 10 story building. place was something sort of a sweat shop. mostly young immigrant women came trapped. like many other companies of the time the owners had locked the doors during work hours leaving employee no, sir way to easily escape. all tolled, 146 people died. many of them jumped to their death. it would prompt a series of worker protection laws and regulations. the building still stands today, now part of new york university's campus. but a fire burned a dark moment in our nation's history 102 years ago today. now you know the news for this monday, march the 25th, 2013. i'm shepard smith. we're back tomorrow, noon pacific time. 3:00 eastern time when it's "studio b" time. right now it's o'reilly time. and when it's o
is against gale marriage. they're called scary, and the platform backs strict voting laws. this is a party that's out of touch with reality. joining me now is congresswoman jan schakowsky, and dana milbank, column irs, first, thank you. >> this does signal a shift for the party on immigration, but how can they possibly say their principles are sound? >> well, there's no way. they haven't talked much about principles. we're going to see some of their principles tomorrow when they vote on a budget that's going to change medicare into a voucher program, a dramatic cut in education, programs for children, medicaid, the health care program for poor people, and so it's hard to understand how they retreat from being really scary, and of course there's not going to be one penny of cuts to the wealthiest of americans tomorrow, and so being the stuffy old men, i kind of translate that into a rich and stuffy old, old men, and their solutions are absolutely ridiculous. i understand for young people they decided that they need to do more celebrity concerts and events. i'm wondering who they're going to
consent needs to begin much earlier, that they believed they were above the law, and that when they were documenting it, they didn't realize that what they were doing is creating evidence in a criminal case. they believed that because the coach had their backs, which suggests that this is a long-standing cultural issue, that absolutely nothing would happen to them. so instead of focusing on the victims' behavior, what we should be focusing on is how do we intervene in this culture that tells boys that they don't have to respect women as humans, and if they sexually humiliate young girls, absolutely nothing will happen to them. if there's anything we can learn from this one verdict, it is the fact that people need to understand what consent is and intervene in a toxic culture of mass cue lynnity. >> speaking about the toxic culture of masculinity, you of course spent a great deal of time away from the clamor trying to educate young women and young men about these issues. the mother of the victim actually delivered a statement in court to the defendants. she said in part, your decisions th
broke the law by not reporting the rape of a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer. on sunday, two high school football players were convicted of rape, will serve at least a year in juvenile prison. more on this coming up in a live report. >>> republican in fighting broke out at the annual conservative political action conference. nbc's political director chuck todd has the latest. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, natalie. this morning, the republican party is releasing to the public a brutal internal autopsy of what went wrong in the 2012 election. it is a long list of mistakes, and includes potential ideas for reform. but as you just brought up, the party is trying to rehabilitate its image, solve an identity crisis, and it means feuds are breaking out all over, including one between karl rove and sarah palin. sarah palin stole the show at this weekend's cpac convention, playing more the role of entertainer and standup comedian than a serious politician. >> bloomberg is not around. >> her remarks included a direct shot at karl rove. >> the last thing we need is washington, d
up the defense of marriage act. both laws ban same-sex marriage. >>> so a 15 seed is dancing in to the sweet 16. this is a first. for march madness. florida gulf coast rewriting the record books, dunk city we like to call them. the eagles knocking off san diego state 81-71 last night. they are so much fun. they've only been a division one team for six years. they've only been eligible for the tournament for two years. they are just awesome. if they want to keep going they will have to beat the florida gators friday night. then they will make it to the elite eight. here are the remaining match-ups. thursday night wichita state versus la salle. arizona versus ohio state. indiana taking on syracuse and marquette against miami. friday michigan state against duke kansas staking on michigan and florida against florida gulf coast. there's a big cnn bracket anchor pool christine. who is winning this? >> i'm winning the anchor pool. where are you again? >> i am fourth from last. >> really what i love about this is the amount of time you've spent watching college basketball versus the
be registered overseas and when it's in international waters, the laws are murky. there are guidelines in place about safety but schumer doesn't think that's enough. we've been here before with the airlines. who can forget jetblue's plane stuck on the tarmac in 2007. there was a passenger bill of rights that passed limiting how much time you can stuck on a plane. it took three years to get that legislation going. the bottom line is the cruise industry may be tougher to regulate and get that passenger bill of rights for the cruise industry. carol? >> we would like to end our first block of news this hour with david hasselhoff. the television actor and singer and now fighter for the berlin wall. hasselhoff was in germany joining other protesters in support of saving one of the last remaining sections of the berlin wall. he has rock star status in germany and as only hasselhoff can he used song to pump up the crowd. >> more people down there. hello. ♪ i've been looking for freedom ♪ ♪ i've been looking so long ♪ i've been looking for freedom ♪ >> you stop that dancing. developers reporte
of so many more people who clearly had so much to do with this. there is a law in ohio that can, you know, cause someone to be charged for failing to report a felony, and clearly, in this case, a rape is a felony. so i think we're going to see more coming out of this attorney general's investigation. >> the fact that you have now two other teenaged girls who have been arrested for making threats against this 16-year-old rape survivor is again, it's stunning. >> it's just, you know, it just leaves me speechless, anderson. again, i ask where are the parents, if your kids are following this court case and if you're watching this, has someone sat down to say in social media, there are consequences for your actions. taking these pictures, disseminating them, caused an additional charge for one of the defendants. making death threats, talking about a homicide on twitter is just plain stupid. in addition to being criminal conduct, which we heard the sheriff in this town say he's going to prosecute and take very seriously, so i hope that this is a wake-up call for the parents, the educators
some mining laws to rape of the land. she also, there was an issue with apple, actually. the apple customers. >> sean: hold on, let her finish. >> one more. >> apple customers we have apple problems, we accused of us financing mass rape. >> sean: throws the word rape around. >> folks in the mainstream is not going to be able to identify with someone like this. mcconnell even though the poll numbers-- >> they can relate to michigan mcconnell who is 145 years old. >> sean: no, he's not. >> well, 132, but anyway. >> sean: that's not funny. >> the point is that. >> sean: you're not being funny, not close to being funny. >> i'm not trying to be funny. he's old, he's out of touch. quit trying to accuse me of trying to be funny. >> he's out of touch? >> the voters in kentucky. >> let me finish, i let you finish. >> is he out of touch on the coal mining issue. >> absolutely he is. >> sean: in kentucky? >> yes, because coal mining employment-- >> have you been back in colorado? what are you smoking? >> do you want to talk about that. >> sean: not really. >> because it's legal in colorado an
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and lesbian couples. here's why. our daughter, emma. a gay couple in my ministry. my sister-in-law. my brother, octavio. a business partner. our moms. my son. my sister irene, a police officer. my brother keyan. my neighbor. our godson. it's time to give gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry. it's time for marriage. >>> well, we are certainly sorry to see the news of the resignation, we are going to continue to work in the region to support the effort of the rebels. to urge him to step aside. >> shannon: bring in the panel. juan williams, nina easton and charles krauthammer. we have talk about a rebel-backed leader stepping down. there is a dispute if the others will accept the resignation but he didn't feel like there was backing. >> rebels are upset that he wanted to engage in conversation with the regime how it could be settled. is there a possibility of the truce deal? the rebels -- this is a problem. the rebels didn't want it and saw it as traitor, and they want to take out assad. which is fine from the u.s. point of view. but there is a tremendous cost. if you send in arms and the
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